MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said the Sheriff’s Office is investigating human remains that were found on private property late last week.
The remains were taken to Knox County Regional Forensic Center for analysis and positive identification. The remains, which appear to be of an adult male, were located on private property in the area of Mel Hall Road on September 3. Investigators and forensics experts believe the body has been buried for several years. The Sheriff’s Office took no missing person’s reports that coincide with the time period in which forensics experts believe the male was buried.
Experts with the Knox County Regional Forensic Center assisted investigators with the removal of the remains.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help with information that might lead to the identity of the male, and/or any other details that will determine what happened to him. If anyone has any information, please call Investigations during normal business hours at 865-273-5001. Individuals may also leave a message on the 24 hour anonymous Crime Hotline at 865-273-5200, or leave a tip on the Text-a-Tip link at www.bcso.com link Public Information.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.